Enigma 8 Marks ‘The Fall Of A Rebel Angel’

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The long-awaited eighth studio album by multi-million-selling, genre-defying act Enigma, founded by producer Michael Cretu, has been confirmed by Universal Music. The Fall Of A Rebel Angel is set for global release on Island, Decca, Mercury and Republic Records on 11 November.

Michael CretuThe German project has amassed staggering worldwide album sales of more than 70 million over the last 26 years, since the emergence of the debut release MCMXC a.D. That 1990 album went quadruple platinum in the US, triple platinum in the UK and won countless sales awards around the world, as did every subsequent album. The Fall Of A Rebel Angel is Enigma’s first new studio set since 2008’s Seven Lives Many Faces.

On the new release, Cretu says that he has endeavoured to reconnect with the spirit of Enigma’s early sound and success. “I have tried to transfer the spirit of Enigma’s beginnings to the here and now, but in a new musical language,” he notes. “The album tells the story of a symbolic journey to redemption – with everyone to define his individual path.”

The Fall Of A Rebel Angel has the protagonist seeking personal development and evolution, as “gradual change, with sometimes psychedelic undertones, leads him to new horizons.” The album’s narrative has been created by Grammy and Echo-award-winning writer Michael Kunze; the album artwork, and 12 original paintings to accompany each of the album  “chapters” are by German artist Wolfgang Beltracchi.

Cretu 2Also featured on the album are British alternative musical duo Aquilo and Brazilian singer songwriter Mark Josher and the bestselling Asian female artist outside Asia, Anggun. The latter artist, who is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and World Music Award winner, will be featured on three tracks including the first single Sadeness (Part II), a sequel of sorts to the major hit single that launched Enigma. That single will be released on 10 October.

The track listing for The Fall Of A Rebel Angel is as follows:

01 Circle Eight (feat. Nanuk)
02 The Omega Point
03 Diving
04 The Die Is Cast (feat. Mark Josher)
05 Mother (feat. Anggun)
06 Agnus Dei
07 Sadeness (Part II) (feat. Anggun)
08 Lost In Nothingness
09 Oxygen Red (feat. Anggun)
10 Confession Of The Mind
11 Absolvo
12 Amen (feat. Aquilo)

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  1. Darcy

    August 9, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Congratulations on your brand new album I am so proud of all of you Michael cretu you do such a good job with this band I have been a fan of yours ever since I was a teenage girl I will always remember .this music is soothing.

  2. Liz Fisher

    August 9, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Hello from New Zealand. I am so excited that you are releasing a new album. Not a day goes by when I dont listen to your music. It makes me happy and has also helped me when I have been going through distressful times. You are a genius. Xxxxxx

  3. Prashenna

    August 10, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Wow, that’s a wonderful news. I am 37 and last 26 years I’m collecting and listening Enigma. Thanks for this marvellous experience. It is more than a music. In Srilanka I might be able to get the 8th in December.

  4. Zach Parsons

    August 10, 2016 at 3:36 am

    What a revelation! I simply cannot wait!

  5. Haris

    August 10, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Im 43 now… I was a young buck when i stumble upon Enigma, or should I say I was blessed with Enigma. Im from Pakistan and its not easy to find music there but I managed to get EVERY album they ever came up with. Even a rear song called “I may be no one, I may have nothing”. I live in USA now, no one ever heard of that song, let alone have it. You guys don’t know what you are missing. They even did a Sadness number with indian legend Asha… I lost these rear gems and can’t find them anywhere. Can’t wait for the NEW album. God bless you from the bottom of my heart….

    • Salman

      August 10, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Hey Haris bro, replying you to let you know, I’d like to meet you someday, just cuz you’re an Enigma fan, from Pakistan. And it’s amazing how it feels. I’m 29, and I can easily relate to your each & every emotion that you have regarding Enigma

  6. ca

    August 10, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Wonderful enigma 8 here we come 100stars

  7. Eduardo

    August 10, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Fantastic news im a huge fan of Enigma .In Mexico it was a big hit too listening the first album. Cant wait for the new one.

  8. Enigma Fanclub

    October 16, 2016 at 4:05 am

  9. wilhelm stelmaszczuk

    December 19, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    super fajny album enigma 8 upadly zbuntowanego aniola

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